Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will have operational responsibility for RHC’s staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. They possess deep knowledge of core programs, operations, and business plans.

Minimum Commitment: 2 years, about 5 hours per week

Compensation: Annual paid trip to Ghana to visit programs – usually between 1 and 2 weeks

Language: English proficiency

Location: remote

Specific Responsibilities

  • Organize RHC team monthly meetings (set agenda, prepare Google Meets, etc)
    • Agenda established organically, dependent on current needs, upcoming trips, big picture/strategy, overall health of RHC members
  • Oversee bi-annual budget and expense report communication
  • Coordinate communication between RHC Executive Team and RHC Ghana Team
  • Follow-up Action Items and check-in throughout the month on progress being made
  • Oversee financial goals, revenue stream, and financial health of the organization
  • Organize and run RHC Board meetings
    • Discuss and communicate ongoing activities
    • Communicate plans for the next few years, budget expectations and program growth
    • Talk with Board of Directors chair before meetings to discuss agenda, pressing issues, etc
    • Manage the board between meetings
  • Oversee committee and task force goals and progress
  • Maintain strategic partnerships
  • Travel to Ghana to observe programs and provide support

Leadership & Management

  • Ensure:
    • Ongoing USA excellence in operations and program support
    • Ongoing Ghana programmatic excellence
    • Rigorous program evaluation
    • Consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems
  • Recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals
  • Actively engage and energize RHC volunteers, alumni, partnering organizations, and funders
  • Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors: serve as ex-officio of each committee, seek and build board involvement with strategic direction for both ongoing local operations improvement as well as for international programs
  • Lead, coach, develop, and retain RHC’s Executive Team

Fundraising & Communications

  • Oversee expansion of local and online revenue generation and fundraising activities to support existing program operations and expansion
  • Oversee the deepening and refinement of all aspects of communications—from web presence to external relations with the goal of creating a stronger brand
  • Liaise and develop plans with external development consultants, as applicable


The ED will be thoroughly committed to RHC’s mission. It is preferred that candidates have proven leadership and management experience. Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:

  • Graduate degree or pursuing a graduate degree program, in a related field such as nonprofit management / international development / global health.
  • Minimum 2 years of management experience preferred
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with diverse groups of people and possess a foundational commitment to equity, inclusion, and justice
  • Track record of effectively leading local or regional programs, with experience having developed and operationalized strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth
  • Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget
  • Demonstrated prior success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships is preferred
  • Fundraising experience is preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to organization planning
  • Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed

About Rural Health Collaborative

RHC is an international 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was founded in 2010 to improve rural health and empower women in Akatsi, a small district in eastern Ghana. We have a small, long-term group of dedicated volunteers based in the US who help fundraise and provide oversight, and we have a large, dedicated team of 80 local women who implement the community-health programs in Ghana.

At RHC, we believe that investing in women fosters healthier communities and creates positive impact in rural Ghana. We believe a long-term commitment to a specific geographic region in Ghana is necessary to make real change and that change comes from within communities, and from the ground-up. We believe as US members we must be constantly aware of our unconscious bias, both as white individuals and participants in a system with roots in colonial empire, and we strive to be anti-racist. We believe that our Ghanaian counterparts have the best knowledge of their needs and how to best empower their communities. We value every background, identity and experience and believe that a diverse team strengthens us. We are committed to doing the work and being around long-term.